A Year in the Life of a Year

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A Year In the Life of a Year with Rhys Thomas OBE
Created byRhys Thomas
Written byRhys Thomas
Directed byRhys Thomas
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
No. of series1
No. of episodes3
Executive producer(s)Richard Webb/Ben Caudell
Producer(s)Rhys Thomas
CinematographyRic Clark
Editor(s)Christopher Bird
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)BBC Comedy
Original network
Picture format16:9 1080i
Original release30 December 2016 (2016-12-30)
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A Year in the Life of a Year is a British comedy programme created by and starring Rhys Thomas and co-starring his frequent collaborators, Lucy Montgomery, Tony Way and Simon Day. It is broadcast on BBC Two. The programme is a spoof review of significant national and cultural moments from the year gone by and uses re-edited and dubbed television and film output. Famous parodies included Paddington meets A Very English Scandal.

The programme was first broadcast on 30 December 2016 with the title 2016: A Year in the Life of a Year. A second episode, reviewing 2017, was announced in May 2017.[1] The second show aired on the 30th of December on BBC Four. A third episode aired on BBC Two on 27 December 2018 and was critically acclaimed.


  1. ^ "Shane Allen announces a range of satire shows across all four BBC TV channels". BBC. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.

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